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Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the knife)
Festival Ciné Alter'natif

Centre Culturel Canadien
October 08th, 2019
20:00 - 21:30

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Sgaawaay K'uuna, 2018. Photo : Niijang Xyaalas Productions. Copyright Isuma Distribution International
Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the knife)
Sgaawaay K'uuna, 2018
Sgaawaay K'uuna, 2018. Photo : Niijang Xyaalas Productions. Copyright Isuma Distribution International
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Opening of the 10th edition of the Ciné Alter’Natif festival, dedicated to Indigenous cinema, with the screening of Sgaawaay K’uuna, made in Haida, a language of which only 20 speakers were still alive in Canada in 2018.

Haida Gwaii, 1800’s. At a seasonal fishing camp, two families endure a conflict between the nobleman Adiits’ii and his best friend. After Adiits’ii causes the accidental death of his friend’s son, he flees into the rainforest and transforming into Gaagiixid – “the Wildman.”

The film generated a real momentum to preserve this traditional language.

In partnership with De la plume à l’écran

Réalisation : Gwaii Edenshaw , Helen Haig-Brown
Film / Canada / 2018 / 1h40 min / VOST
Movie in Haïda with French subtitles

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Centre Culturel Canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

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